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Matthew Millward joins Rigging Team as technical manager
UK – Independent rigging specialist, Rigging Team, has announced the appointment of Matthew Millward to the role of technical manager at its Stevenage headquarters.
With an extensive career spanning over 23 years’ working within the entertainment industry, Matt brings with him a huge amount of expertise.
Working with some of the industry’s leading rental providers and as key crew on a host of major international tours, Matt’s experience encompasses a diverse variety of roles from in-house technician through to touring production manager on large scale arena shows.
Having achieved a Major in Lighting Design at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts in the late 90s, an expansive career has armed Matt with an in-depth technical understanding over a broad range of production disciplines. With the last decade dedicated almost entirely to the rigging sector, predominantly as rigging sales manager for AC Entertainment Technologies, he has worked closely with many UK and International clients to provide workable compliant lifting systems and safe systems of work.
Rigging Team director, Adam Searle says: “Matt brings with him over two decades of real-world experience in rigging, technical theatre and technical management. This wide-ranging understanding of our business will ensure he remains an enduring member of our team.”
Matt comments: “Having partnered with Adam on a number of projects I am confident that Rigging Team and I will be a perfect fit. I’m looking forward to supporting clients, both old and new, with an even greater range of highly effective production solutions. Adam continues to have huge ambitions for both the company and the industry as a whole, I’m honoured to be considered a part of these plans.”
This new appointment adds to Rigging Team’s already accomplished technical management core. In the role of technical manager, Matt will assist in driving forward improvements in quality control, health and safety and compliance, along with overseeing the essential infrastructure required by any serious overhead lifting organisation, in what is a demanding and competitive market.
Adam adds: “People are the all-important ingredient in what we do. Matt’s experience and industry knowledge makes him a perfect addition to our company. I am absolutely delighted to welcome him to his new role as part of Rigging Team.”
In picture: Matt Millward and Adam Searle.
4th September 2019
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